The cello or violoncello is a bowed string instrument with four strings tuned in perfect fifths. It is a member of the violin family of musical instruments, which also includes the violin and viola. It is similar to the double bass ,it has an end pin that rests on the floor to support the instruments ‘s weight. Sound is produced by drawing a bow across the strings or by plucking the strings. The player sits with the body of the instrument resting between the legs
Cellos are part of the standard symphony orchestra, which usually includes eight to twelve players. Much of the time, cellos provide part of the harmony for the orchestra. Often, the cello section plays the melody for a brief period, before returning to the harmony.
The cello is most closely associated with European classical music, and has been described as the closest sounding instrument to the human voice. In Maderas Barber we offer you all the necessary for the building of this incredible instrument.
There are essential elements for the building of a perfect instrument and the cello is especially delicate due to its large size and all the fundamental part pieces that are needed for a perfect sound.
In Maderas Barber we know that .We offer you high quality Ebony tailpieces and pegs for your cello.
Cello dimension 850x145x45/25 mm
The Woods used for the cello building are similar to the violin, the top is made with spruce, and flame maple is used for the neck, the backs and the sides.
The sides are carefully crafted to hold the cello's top and back apart, creating the space for the sound to develop. Sides are wood pieces that run around the entire outer edge of the cello body, between the top and back. The sides hold the backs and the top, creating the resonant cavity that produces the cello's sound.
Sides are normally made with flamed maple. Maple is a low-density wood and easy to work with. Sides are easy to shape. Its sound is very much appreciated by the luthiers. In Maderas Barber we offer you different qualities of sides from this precious wood to build your high quality cello.
Cello dimension fingerboards (620x75x25mm)
The cello fingerboards are mostly made of Ebony, a very hard wood. Sound properties of the Ebony are excellent. The fingerboard provides a hard surface for the string to be pressed down onto so notes can be played. It must be planed professionally with the proper curve and "scoop" in order for the strings to vibrate freely without buzzing against the surface.
The cello fingerboard does not have frets like a guitar to delineate one pitch from another, so the player must have a strong ear and sense of pitch to play confidently in tune. The cello fingerboards are big pieces. Due to its big size, it is difficult to get homogeneous and good quality pieces. Cello ebony fingerboards are produced in our Cameroun sawmill where we strive to provide our customers the best quality in this high demanded and valuable wood.
Cello dimension Backs (845x245x40/10mm)x2
The typical wood used for the cello backs is the flamed maple. It is not only a precious wood but also has excellent acoustic properties that’s why it’s been for years the favourite wood used to build the cellos.
Cello backs resonate to provide much of its tone and volume. The back is one large expanse of resonant wood without any hole. Around the edge of the top and back you can see a decorative border inlay known as “purfling”. This inlay has a decorative appeal but also can prevent cracking of the wood. Without purfling , cracks can spread up or down the top or back.
The quality and age of the wood in the back and also the top have a large impact on its sound. In Maderas Barber we offer you a wide range of flamed maple of different qualities to build the instrument following your specifications.
Cello Dimension Necks (565x170x80/45mm)
Maple cello necks are normally crafted by hand . Less expensive ones are machine produced. Maple wood properties are ideal for the hand work of the necks. It’s density and acoustic properties are perfect.
The neck extends from the body to hold the strings and the fingerboard. They are big size instruments and the curvature and position of the necks particularly affect the comfort of the musician. In Maderas Barber we offer you the best maple necks and the best price.
Cello Dimension Tops (845x245x40/10mm)x2
Typical wood used for cello tops is Spruce. Our cello tops are of European spruce, it is a low density wood with great acoustic properties.
During the years it’s been the most used wood for the building of the violin family instruments. It is very delicate as it can be stained easily . Room temperature and humidity must be keep in mind when you store it.
The quality and age of the wood in the top and the back have a large impact on its sound. Cellos are very subject to their environment. Around the edge of the top and back you can see a decorative border inlay known as “purfling”. This inlay has a decorative appeal but also can prevent cracking of the wood. Without purfling , cracks can spread up or down the top or back.
The European spruce tops for cello are great demanded by our customers and for its acoustic is very much appreciated by luthiers around the world.